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Pinto Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Pinto post-doctoral fellowship in contemporary international history is a prestigious position at LSE. This post-doctoral fellowship provides an opportunity for recent PhDs to benefit from a year of involvement with the LSE IDEAS community of scholars.

The Fellowship is awarded to a successful post-viva PhD student who has worked on a topic related Cold War history broadly conceived. The scheme is aimed at supporting post-doctoral candidates prepare their thesis for publication. The successful candidate will also benefit from association with the Centre and participation in its activities and will enjoy part-time access to the Centre facilities.

2015 -2016 Pinto Postdoctoral Fellowship: Apply Now

Salary: £33,450 per annum inclusive (band 6 point 24.5, pro rata for part time appointments)

Contract: Part-time (21 hours per week) and fixed-term from 1 October 2015 to 14 June 2016

Fellows must be in residence in London during the tenure of their appointment, will be expected to use this Fellowship to revise their thesis as a book manuscript and submit to the publisher by the end of the Fellowship, and to teach in the LSE International History Department. The successful candidate must also secure a publishing contract by the end of her/his Post-doc tenure.

Candidates must have:

  • A LSE International History PhD on a topic related to the history of the Cold War;
  • Graduated in 2014 or to have successfully passed the PhD Viva by 15 September 2015;
  • A research interest in international history and/or international affairs;
  • Evidence of excellent communication and writing skills in English;
  • The ability to work independently.

In addition to a good salary the benefits that come with this job include a defined benefits pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

To enquire informally about this post, or to obtain the full job description and person specification for the role, please contact the LSE IDEAS Academic Director, Dr S Rajak at s.rajak@lse.ac.uk.

Applications must be received by 15 July 2015 (midnight UK time). Regrettably, we cannot accept any applications received after this date.

The selection of the successful candidate will be concluded by 30 July 2015. Applicants may be asked to attend an interview by the Selection Panel.

To apply, please email the following documents to Dr S Rajak at: s.rajak@lse.ac.uk(subject: 2015 Pinto post-doc application):

  1. Up-to-date CV;
  2. One-page abstract of the Thesis;
  3. Research plan for the next year and approximate date of submission of manuscript;
  4. Two academic references of which one must be from the Thesis Supervisor. (Please ask referees to email their references directly to Dr Rajak, stating in the subject field: “Reference for [applicant name] – 2015 Pinto post-doc Fellowship”).

Current Pinto Fellow


Luc-André Brunet is the Pinto Post-Doctoral Fellow at LSE IDEAS for the 2014-2015 academic year.


Previous Pinto Fellows


Bryan Gibson was the Pinto Post-Doctoral Fellow at LSE IDEAS for the 2013-2014 academic year.


Leslie James was the Pinto Post-Doctoral Fellow at LSE IDEAS for the 2012 - 2013 academic year.


Eirini Karamouzi was the Pinto Post-Doctoral Fellow at LSE IDEAS for the 2011-2012 academic year.


Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol was the Pinto Post-Doctoral Fellow at LSE IDEAS for the 2010-2011 academic year.


Artemy Kalinovsky is an Associate of the Cold War Studies Programme and was the Pinto Post-Doctoral Fellow at LSE IDEAS for the 2009-2010 academic year.